AMD’s new Radeon RX 6600 XT offers 1080p RDNA 2 gaming for $379

AMD has a new entry-level RX 6000-series GPU: the $379 RX 6600 XT, which remains to be based mostly on the identical RDNA 2 structure as its beefier cousins, however it offers a extra wallet-friendly value level. The new card guarantees the “final 1080p gaming expertise,” for clients who don’t essentially want a next-gen 4K gaming setup.

At a recommended retail value of $379 (AMD isn’t promoting its personal model of the cardboard), the RX 6600 XT slots at an excellent cheaper value level than the $479 RX 6700 XT that the corporate launched earlier this yr, which focused 1440p gaming.

The RX 6600 XT options 32 compute items, 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, a 2359 MHz base clock, 2589 MHz boosted clock, and attracts 160W of energy. For comparability, the top-of-the-line RX 6900 XT 80 compute items, whereas the RX 6700 XT offers 40 compute items.

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The RX 6600 XT, in comparison with AMD’s different 6000-series GPUs

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AMD’s logic right here, although, is that the majority gamers don’t even have the setup obligatory for a full 4K gaming rig, which requires not solely the newest and best in GPUs but additionally a processor and a show that may pump out sufficient pixels. The corporate cited analysis from IDC that claimed that roughly two-thirds of gaming shows offered final yr have been 1080p panels — but additionally that development in high-refresh shows was 20 instances increased than lower-refresh charge fashions.

The RX 6600 XT is supposed to fit into these traits completely, promising to have the ability to run AAA titles like Battlefield 5 or Cyberpunk 2077 at excessive body charges on most 1080p settings. The new card isn’t meant for somebody who needs the newest and best GPU — it’s for clients utilizing an outdated GPU just like the growing old GTX 1060 (which nonetheless accounts for nearly 10 % of all graphics playing cards in Steam’s hardware survey and might wrestle with more moderen video games).

RX 6600 XT benchmarks versus the RTX 3060.

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The new RX 6600 XT additionally offers an enormous increase over AMD’s 5000-series playing cards, providing 1.4x or larger enhancements in FPS charges in comparison with the RX 5600 XT and RX 5700 for titles like Murderer’s Creed Valhalla and Doom Everlasting. AMD additionally claims that the new card outperforms Nvidia’s equally entry-level RTX 3060 GPU, which (at the very least in concept) begins at $329.

AMD can also be conscious that offer could also be a difficulty for the new card, commenting at a press briefing that “we’re doing our greatest to get provide, however the demand is unprecedented, and in addition the provision constraints are actual, so we’re working with these conditions at hand.” Given the overall problem in shopping for new GPUs as of late, it is perhaps finest to organize for one other spherical of hard-to-find playing cards, although.

The RX 6600 XT might be accessible beginning on August eleventh from AMD’s normal slate of companions, together with ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX and Yeston, with prebuilt techniques set to reach someday in August, too.

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